Vinita Bisht and Vinita Kamte lost their husbands -- one an NSG commando, the other an IPS officer -- in the 26/11 terror attacks. Six years later, Archana Masih/Rediff.com meets them to discover that closure is one of the hardest things to find. Image: Vinita Bisht has built a memorial to her martyred husband Havaldar Gajendra Singh Bisht in Dehra Dun. Photograph: Seema Pant/Rediff.com "26-27 November ko unhoney sangharsh kiya aur 28 ko shahid ho gaye... (He waged a battle on 26-27 November ... Rediff.com, 2 days ago
EXCLUSIVE! PRESIDENT KALAM'S ADVICE TO YOUNG INDIA: 'When a problem arises, become the captain of the problem and defeat it!'
Once, during his Presidency, President A P J Abdul Kalam received a letter from a student shocked with his class 12th mark-sheet. He had secured 10 per cent in Maths and Physics, whereas throughout his school career, he had always scored 90 per cent and above. In utter dismay, he wrote to the President of India, asking for his help. President Kalam referred his case to the authorities and two weeks later got a reply that indeed there was a mistake in the evaluation and a rectification ...Rediff.com, 3 weeks ago EXCLUSIVE! President's Kalam's advice to young India Rediff.com, 3 weeks ago
'In Hindu society, marriage is not between a man and a woman, but between their castes; politicians do not ask for human votes, but for caste votes....' 'Have you heard of such nonsense anywhere else in the world? And we claim we are civilised!' 'One or two or a few people becoming President, Prime Minister, Chief Minister, Speaker etc from the downtrodden do not mean that the untouchables are uplifted and caste-based slavery is over.' K K Bose, a Dubai-based lawyer and social activist, ...Rediff.com, 1 month ago
'By the time the ground dries up, considering that the homes are still submerged, winter will be here. By the end of October, it is going to be very, very cold. By the end of November, it will be freezing, and it would have snowed by mid December. So before the ground can dry up, there will be snow.' 'The anger has not receded with the water. It persists. The floods have completely finished whatever 5 per cent chance Omar Abdullah had left with the public... He is seen as someone who is highly ...Rediff.com, 1 month ago
'When incidents of stone pelting at the aircraft occurred, the boys were careful that they continued with the rescue because finally we had to save lives.' A senior Indian Air Force officer, who is a veteran of flood rescue ops in Uttarakhand, Bihar, Gujarat and the Mumbai deluge, tells Archana Masih/Rediff.com about the rescue operations in Kashmir, one of the first such efforts in a densely populated and urban area. Image: Flood victims board an Indian Air Force helicopter after being ...Rediff.com, 2 months ago
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